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Re: fine-tuning new flags - feedback needed

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: fine-tuning new flags - feedback needed
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:12:29 -0700

On 2/8/11 3:00 PM, "Graham Percival" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 05:05:37PM -0700, Carl Sorensen wrote:
>> On 2/6/11 4:44 PM, "Janek Warchoł" <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>   git status (everything looks fine, 3 files i've changed are listed)
>>>   git diff HEAD (i see something resembling patch file)
>>>   git commit -a (it asked me for message - i'm not sure if it's needed
>>> since it will be an update of existing commit, but i wrote something
>>> there and answered yes to questions that shown up...)
>> There's no such thing as "an update of an existing commit".  Every time you
>> do git commit, it's a new commit, even though it's an existing patch set.
>> If you want to make it part of the previous commit, you can do so with
>> git commit -a --amend
> Um.  I agree that on a technical note, clicking "amend previous
> commit" is *not* an "update" of the previous commit.  Technically,
> it (probably) removes the first commit, then creates a new commit
> with the same old material plus some new material.
> But from a user's perspective, I definitely _would_ call that "an
> update of an existing commit".

That's true, if you're using lily-git.tcl.  But in this case, Janek was
using the command line to do his git work.  That's why he even had to deal
with it asking for a message.  My answer was intended to be in "git space",
not "lily-git.tcl space".



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